LIVE: Protesters take to streets for #NationalDayOfAction

Opposition parties and civil society organisations are rallying for a ‘national day of action’ calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma.

 

 

 

 

14:05

Malema: Cowards of the ANC we’ve got you! (speaking of the secret ballot ConCourt application by UDM)

14:04

Malema has a strained voice but going still… says ANC MPs are cowards ‘I worked with all of them, I know’

13:55

Malema: When the state of SA is threatened, we put aside differences and unite to defeat the illiterate president

13:54

Julius is up!
https://twitter.com/tshidi_lee/status/852127512197029888

13:45

Pityana: we allowed them to go into our passage of power, stole people’s grants & we allowed them, schools, clinics..

13:43

Lakota to Zuma: we are black like you, but get out of here!

 

 

 

 

 

12:36
Malema says opposition party leaders have a birthday present for Zuma.

 

 

 

 

12:25

Marchers have started arriving at the Union Buildings

 

12:12

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete does not have the power to withdraw the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, Parliament said on Wednesday. 

Only Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane could withdraw the motion, as he had asked for it.

 

Axed Cabinet minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi quits as MP

The ANC on Wednesday confirmed Ramatlhodi’s resignation, which is effective from March 31, the day President Jacob Zuma announced his cabinet reshuffle.

 

 

 

 

10:53

APC leader says Zuma will be removed in 2019 if he doesn’t resign, group shouts, “no, he must go now.”

 

 

  A birthday message for Zuma

 

  ‘Zupta must fall’ placards being handed out

 

  Dancing to ‘Zupta Must Fall’

 

  The EFF house track ‘Zupta Must Fall’ entertains the crowd

 

 

  Dog has a message for Zuma

 

  EFF’s funeral procession

 

  Proud protester

 

  Businesses in Pretoria CBD shut

Police deployed in force outside govt buildings in pta. Businesses throughout the CBD are shut. – Graeme Hosken

Shops, restaurants, vendors packing up and shutting.

Thousands walking from station to church square.

Many shop owners say they have shut to give staff opportunity to join protest. – Graeme Hosken

  Coffin brought for Zuma’s reign

 

  Check out these moves from Church Square

 

  The numbers are growing

 

  Busses arrive with EFF members

 

  Racism is ANC’s fault‚ says EFF ahead of anti-Zuma march

EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has hit out at critics of marches against President Jacob Zuma‚ saying that allegations of racism needed to be dispelled.

Ndlozi also welcomed the rain that fell on Church Square in Pretoria‚ where protesters gathered ahead of a demonstration. He said the rain was a blessing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Police presence strong at Church Square ahead of march

 

  High spirits in Pretoria

Before the sun had risen on Wednesday‚ EFF supporters had already gathered at Church Square in Pretoria ahead of the national Day of Action.

Music reverberated around the square‚ as a small group danced while bearing placards saying “Zuma Must Fall” and “Vote EFF”march‚ calling on President Jacob Zuma to resign.

  Besieged but unfazed!

Organisers say at least 10000 people are expected to join the second anti-Zuma march, this time organised by opposition parties the DA, COPE, IFP, EFF, ACDP, APC and UDM.

But President Jacob Zuma will be at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown attending his 75th birthday rally, organised by the ANC.

 

 

  SACP won’t be supporting ‘bourgeois’ march

In another twist to communist sentiment on President Jacob Zuma‚ the SACP in the Gauteng Province says it will not be supporting the EFF and DA anti-Zuma marches as the two opposition parties are “bourgeois”.

The SACP held a special provincial council over the weekend and resolved that Zuma must resign for “plunging the economy” and the controversial reshuffling of cabinet.

Instead of supporting the march‚ the party would be holding a picket at National Treasury on April 21.

 

  Social action or coup?

Former EFF member Andile Mngxitama has accused those involved in Wednesday’s planned march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria of plotting to overthrow the state.

The EFF is among those organising tomorrow’s march and Mngxitama has accused the party’s leaders of being involved in a coup attempt.

“Those people talking about Save SA and corruption – they are corrupt themselves‚” he said.

  Bus strike could affect march

Protesters planning to attend the march against President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday could find themselves stranded if they plan to use buses to get to Church Square in Pretoria.

Opposition parties DA‚ COPE‚ IFP‚ EFF‚ ACDP‚ APC and UDM intend to march to the Union Buildings to put pressure on besieged President Jacob Zuma to step down as the country’s president.